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Lake Michigan Is So Clear Right Now You Can See Shipwrecks Through The Water

The U.S. Coast Guard in Traverse City has posted stunning pictures of the wrecks to its Facebook page.

Posted on April 30, 2015, at 12:37 p.m. ET

The waters of Lake Michigan are so clear right now that a U.S. Coast Guard aircrew was able to spot shipwrecks in the water from the sky.

The Coast Guard station in Traverse City, Michigan, wrote on Facebook that a crew was out on a routine patrol when it began to spot some of the wrecks in the water.

The Coast Guard said it didn't have a lot of information about most of the wrecks, and asked its Facebook fans to help out.

One user directed fans to a website with a map to try and identify some of the other wrecks.

One of the ships the Coast Guard did identify was the James McBride, which ran aground in 1857.

The ship's remains have lain in 5 to 15 feet of water near Sleeping Bear Point ever since, the Coast Guard said.

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